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  • Melbourne's Repat centre sheds legacy system

    The Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre (A&RMC) has overhauled its former legacy-based, core accounting system , a move which has boosted the accuracy and productivity levels of its financial planning and patient care processes.

  • Mincom steers back toward profits

    Brisbane-based software developer Mincom has reported a $2.8 million loss for the 12 months to June 30, 2001.

  • Cisco throws weight behind Siebel 7

    Extending the product integration announced in early August, Cisco Systems said on Monday that it would support Siebel Systems Inc.'s new Siebel 7 CRM (customer relationship management) platform by delivering IP (Internet Protocol)-based contact center functionality.

  • HP attacks Sun and IBM with server deal

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) offered rebates on its high-end server hardware Tuesday, attempting to deflect some pressure from rivals Sun Microsystems and IBM -- two companies in the midst of making major upgrades to their high-end products.

  • Users applaud Novell suit over Microsoft ad campaign

    Users say it is about time Novell Inc. went after Microsoft for "making and distributing false and misleading" statements about Novell's flagship product, NetWare 6.

  • Sanyo unveils new Symbian-based PDA prototype

    Sanyo Electric has taken the wraps off an updated prototype of its planned personal digital assistant (PDA) based on the Symbian operating system at the CEATEC Japan 2001 exhibition, which opened on Tuesday just outside of Tokyo.

  • Cray launches eight-teraflop supercomputer in US

    Supercomputer manufacturer Cray has launched in the U.S. a new sub-US$1 million supercomputer designated the Cray SX-6, capable of making eight trillion calculations per second (eight teraflops), the company said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Clarify buy offers Amdocs leverage against Siebel

    Amdocs Ltd.'s acquisition of Nortel Networks Corp.'s Clarify Corp. division for approximately US$200 million positions it to compete with Siebel Systems Inc. for CRM (customer relationship management) accounts at large telecommunications vendors, one analyst claims.

  • Microsoft discontinues NT Server volume licenses

    Microsoft is "ramping down" production of the 5-year-old Windows NT 4.0 operating system and will no longer sell volume licenses for the product, the company said Tuesday.

  • Dell offers new Latitude to corporate road warriors

    Built-to-order PC maker Dell Computer on Wednesday began offering a new Latitude C610 notebook PC designed to free mobile workers from both data and power lines for up to eight hours, according to Tim Mattox, vice president of relationship client marketing for Dell.

  • Nortel sells DMS operations

    Nortel Networks announced Wednesday that it has sold off some of its telecommunication circuit-switch manufacturing capability to Canadian electronics maker C-MAC Industries Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

  • IBM announces financing incentives

    IBM is sweetening its financing deals on several lines of high-performance servers and other hardware, software and services to try to boost sales during tight economic times.

  • AT&T talking with cable buyers, not merger shopping

    AT&T is still talking with cable companies about selling its broadband division, but hasn't sought merger partners for that unit, C. Michael Armstrong, AT&T's chairman and chief executive officer, said Wednesday.

  • Quantum countersues Imation over tape storage copyright

    Network storage company Quantum filed suit against Imation on Wednesday, alleging Imation misappropriated trade secrets and is engaged in deceptive and misleading advertising by releasing DLT (digital linear tape) products without meeting Quantum's qualifications. The suit comes two days after Imation filed a federal antitrust suit against Quantum, charging the company with conspiring to monopolize the digital linear tape storage market.

  • Network innovation to slow, industry struggles

    Nortel Networks announcement Tuesday that it would slash 15,000 more jobs and post a US$3.6 billion third-quarter loss was just the latest in a string of layoffs, poor financial statements, and reorganizations afflicting the entire industry. As a result, many market watchers expect the pace of networking product innovation to begin slowing.

  • New logistics standard launched

    In an effort to eliminate one of the major barriers now plaguing the electronic logistics arena, Logistics.com has developed a logistics standard designed to allow multiple industry players and software programs to communicate more effectively.

  • Microsoft offers security program for the enterprise

    In an apparent response to growing concerns related to the security of its products, Microsoft today rolled out an initiative aimed at making it easier for enterprises to secure, and keep secure, their Microsoft environments.

  • IBM's Informix strategy takes shape

    IBM took a big step toward allaying fears about its commitment to the Informix line of database products by releasing an enhanced version of IDS.

  • BEA Systems names new CEO

    Software maker BEA Systems named a new chief executive officer (CEO) on Tuesday, promoting co-founder Alfred Chuang.

  • NZ government urged to use open source

    Support is growing for a campaign urging the government to consider open source software for government computing.

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